THE 2021 HUMANS TO MARS SUMMIT
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an Explore Mars Event

September 13-15, 2021

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT Daily

Explore Mars, Inc. is excited to announce that the 2021 Humans to Mars Summit (H2M 2021) will take place on September 13-15, 2021. H2M 2021 will be a virtual event, but Explore Mars plans to also conduct some in-person elements in Washington, D.C. during the week of the conference. “As we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, Explore Mars plans to carefully introduce more and more in-person activities,” stated Explore Mars CEO, Chris Carberry. “While H2M 2021 will be mostly virtual, if it is safe to do so we hope that our audiences around the world will conduct H2M gatherings at restaurants, bars, private homes, and other locations.”

H2M will feature many of the top leaders in aerospace, government, innovation, policy, STEM education, entertainment, and many other disciplines from around the world.

Just a few of the topics will include:

  • Planet of Robots: Recent Milestones and Discoveries on Mars
  • Artemis to Mars: Utilizing the Moon to sending Humanity to Mars
  • How Space Exploration Improves Life on Earth
  • Making it on Mars: 3-D Printing and Other Critical Technologies
  • Building a Space Workforce: Inspiring and Motivating Preprofessional and Early Professionals
  • EVA Suits and Surface Operations
  • Nuclear Propulsion and Surface Power
  • Robotic Support: Prior, During, and After Crewed Missions to Mars
  • How Can Space Exploration Expand Inclusiveness and Diversity?

SPEAKERS
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Bill Nelson

NASA | Administrator
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Ed Perlmutter

US House of Representatives
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Kathryn Leuders

NASA
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Hiroshi Sasaki

JAXA
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Lisa Callahan

Lockheed Martin
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Greg Chavers

NASA
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Sharmi Watkins

NASA
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David Parker

ESA
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Bret Drake

The Aerospace Corporation
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Dr. Aidyl Gonzalez

IIAS Researcher
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Dr. Aaron Persad

MIT | IIAS | Astreas
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Shayla Redmond

STEAM Unlimited | IIAS
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Shahreen Reza

Astreas
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Andrea Yip

Luna Design and Innovation
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Patrick Finley

National Space Council
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Justin Kugler

Redwire
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Lori Glaze

NASA
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Kavya Manyapu

NASA
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Steve Sherman

Living Maths
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Janet Ivey

Janet's Planet | Explore Mars
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Alicia Brown

NASA
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Megan Mitchell

Blue Origin
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Sanjay Vijendran

ESA
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Jose Morey

Ad Astra Media
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Trudy Kortes

NASA
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Masaki Fujimoto

JAXA
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Tiffany Vora

Singularity University
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Naoki Sato

JAXA
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Tom Martin

Blue Origin
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Andrea Lloyd

USGS EROS
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Jim Garvin

NASA GSFC
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Larry Kuznets

The MarsSuit Project
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Dr. Bhavya Lal

NASA
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Maynard Okereke

Hip Hop Science Show
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Jenn Gustetic

NASA
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Anthony Calomino

NASA
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Michal Ziso

ZISO
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Morgan Irons

Deep Space Ecology
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Greg Quinn

Collins Aerospace
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Anthony Razo

SEDS
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Stephanie Boyce

Paragon SDC
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Humphrey "Hoppy" Price

NASA JPL
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Tim Cichan

Lockheed Martin Co.
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Chad Davis

Northrop Grumman
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Shawna Pandya

Orbital Assembly Corporation
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Michael Hecht

Haystack Observatory, MIT
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Gerald "Jerry" Sanders

NASA
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Ryan Kobrick

Paragon SDC
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Pascale Ehrenfreund

IAF | President
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Aaron Shepard

Engineer | Science Communicator
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Pascal Rosenfeld

Aleph Farms
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Naeem Altaf

IBM
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Jonathan Witter

BWXT
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Natalie Mary

Aerospace Corp.
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Mike French

AIA
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Maria Antonietta Perino

Thales Alenia Space
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Christopher Nelson

Aerospace Corp.
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Artemis Westenberg

Explore Mars Europe
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Vera Mulyani

Mars City Design
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Alfredo Munoz

Abiboo
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Richard M. Davis

NASA
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Rich Boling

Techshot Inc.
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Joe Cassady

Aerojet Rocketdyne
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Hunter Stanchak

Colonize Mars
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AGENDA
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September 13, 2021 | Day 1

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10:00-10:30 AM EDT | A Conversation with Representative Ed Perlmutter (United States House of Representatives) facilitated by Lisa Callahan (Lockheed Martin Co | Vice President and General Manager - Commercial Civil Space)
10:35-11:30 AM EDT | Artemis to Mars: An International Collaboration
11:35-12:30 PM EDT | Planet of Robots: Recent Milestones and Discoveries on Mars
1:15-2:00 PM EDT | ROBOTS AND HUMANS: AN ESSENTIAL PARTNERSHIP TO ENABLE H2M AND HOW THE MOON CAN HELP
  • Steve Mackwell (The Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston | former Director)
  • Clive Neal (University of Notre Dame | Professor, Geoscience)
  • Tomohiro Usui (JAXA)
  • Hakan Svedhem (ESA | Project Scientist, ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, TGO)
  • Laurent Sibille (Southeastern University Research Association | Sr. Technology Development Scientist, Subject Matter Expert)
2:05-3:00 PM EDT | Earth, Moon, Mars: Building a Sustainable Path to Mars
3:05-4:00 PM EDT | Maintaining Momentum: What can and should be achieved in the 2020s and 2030s?
  • Moderator: Mike French (AIA | Vice President, Space Systems)
  • Alicia Brown (NASA | Associate Administrator, Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs)
  • Patrick Finley (National Space Council | Director, Civil Space Policy)
  • Joel Graham (Professional Staff Member for the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation for Ranking Member Roger Wicker (R-MS).
7:00-8:00 PM EDT | How Can Space Exploration Expand Inclusiveness and Diversity?
  • Moderator: Shawna Pandya (Orbital Assembly Corporation | Director of Medical Research)
  • Dr. Aidyl Gonzalez (IIAS | Researcher, Belldegrun Center for Innovative Leadership Curriculum Innovator and Collaborator in STEM, Upper School Science educator and Los Angeles County Science Fair SRC Chair)
  • Andrea Yip (Luna Design and Innovation | Founder & CEO)
  • Dr. Aaron Persad (MIT | Research Scientist, IIAS Director of Bioastronautics, Co-Founder, Astreas)
  • Shayla Redmond (IIAS | Director of Education, CEO/founder of STEAM Unlimited, Mechanical engineer)

September 14, 2021 | Day 2

WATCH
10:00-10:55 AM EDT | Building a Space Workforce: Inspiring and Motivating Preprofessional and Early Professionals
  • Moderator: Aaron Shepard (Electrical Engineer/ Science Communications)
  • Anthony Razo (SEDS | Board Chair)
  • Andrea Lloyd (US Geological Survey Earth Resources Operations and Science | Technical Specialist for the Landsat Program)
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  • Morgan Irons (Deep Space Ecology | Founder & Chief Science Officer)
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  • Owen Welch (Student | Senior at William T. Dwyer High School)
11:00-11:30 AM EDT | A Conversation with Bill Nelson (NASA | Administrator) facilitated by Janet Ivey (Explore Mars | President)
11:35-12:30 PM EDT | Making it on Mars: 3-D Printing and Sustainability
1:15-2:10 PM EDT | Designing Living Space on Mars
Technical Sessions
2:15-3:15 PM EDT | Nuclear Propulsion/Surface Power
3:15-4:15 PM EDT | A Trajectory to Mars: Advantages and Challenges of Long and Short-Stay Missions to Mars

September 15, 2021 | Day 3

WATCH
10:00-10:30 AM EDT | Hoppy Price (NASA JPL | Mars Orbital Mission 2033)
10:35-11:15 AM EDT | Janet Ivey (Explore Mars | President) interviews Naeem Altaf (IBM | Distinguished Engineer & CTO Space Tech) - The IBM State of the Space Industry Report and the IBM Cubesat project
12:00-1:00 PM EDT | Utilizing Resources
1:45-2:40 PM EDT | How Space Exploration Improves Life on Earth
  • Moderator: Dr. Tiffany Vora (Singularity University | Faculty & Vice Chair, Digital Biology & Medicine)
  • Jason L Kessler (NASA | Program Executive, Small Business Innovation Research & Small Business Technology Transfer Programs)
  • Shahreen Reza (Astreas | Founder and CEO)
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  • Mohsen Alawadhi (UAE Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre | Mission System Engineer – Emirates Mars Mission)
  • Larry Kuznetz (The Mars Suit Project | Founder and CEO)
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Technical Sessions
2:45-3:45 PM EDT | EVA suits & Operations
3:45-4:30 PM EDT | Why Mars
  • Co-Moderators: Janet Ivey (Explore Mars | President) & Mat Kaplan (Planetary Radio | Host)
  • Greg Chavers (NASA | Acting Deputy Associate Adminstrator, Systems Engineering and Integration)
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  • Kavya Manyapu (NASA | Flight Operations and Training, EVA)
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  • Jim Garvin (NASA | Chief Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
  • Steve Sherman (Living Maths | Chief Imagination Officer)
  • Hunter Stanchak (Colonize Mars | Founder)
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  • Aaron Shepard (Electrical Engineer/ Science Communications)
  • Joe Cassady (Aerojet Rocketdyne | Exec. Director, Space)

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